Award winning hospitality trio open doors to cocktail bar

Passing Fancies, the new cocktail bar headed up by award-winning bartenders Tommy Matthews, Matt Arnold and Eve Green, opens in Birmingham’s Custard Factory today.

The food offer will be provided by Dan Sweet, former chef at Michelin-starred Simpsons Restaurant in Edgbaston.

The bar will be serving a variety of drinks including Adonis (sherry, vermouth and aromatics), Champagne Crumble (lacto fig, rhubarb and champagne), Man Goes Next Door (mango, masala rum and greek yoghurt) and El Diablo (blackberry, tequila and ginger). A selection of wines will also be available.

Matthews said: “We are incredibly excited to finally be opening the doors to Passing Fancies – and to also announce that our food offer will be provided by the talented Dan Sweet. We have, for a long time, hoped to be able to use our passion for the industry to create a space that would provide a comforting and high-end experience for people to create long-lasting memories. We want Passing Fancies to represent not just a bar, but also a community. We can’t wait to share the space, the drinks and the menu with everybody from 8th September.”

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